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Archive By Author - Michael Wheeler


Wheeler: Controlling snakes around your house

Few animals can evoke such an emotional response as a snake found in the woods or around the house. People have been attracted and repulsed by snakes ever since the dawn of time.

May 31, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Answering reader questions about the veggie garden

Question: What can I do to prevent insect pests in my vegetable garden?

May 25, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: US-India trade deal would boost poultry exports

There seems to always be something brewing with international trade. The United States and India have had a long-standing disagreement about India's policies on U.S. exports, especially agricultural products.

May 23, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: There’s nothing like a homegrown tomato

Home-grown vegetables are a staple for many Southerners during the summer.

May 18, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: How to control moss and algae in your turf

Occasionally turfgrasses begin to thin out and moss and algae begin to form. These primitive plants develop because conditions for growing dense, healthy turf have declined.

May 11, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Gov. Deal, Ga. leaders plan trade summit in Turkey

Hopefully more trade negotiations and explorations will open significant doors for Georgia agriculture and other industries. This could only mean good things for our area with poultry being a No. 1 export from the area to the rest of the country and world.

May 09, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Preventing blossom-end rot in tomatoes

I know it is a bit early in the season to be talking about tomato fruit diseases, but blossom-end rot is a disease that can be prevented with a little TLC.

May 04, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Whatever your needs, Extension Office is here to help

What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and radon have in common? The answer is Hall County Cooperative Extension.

April 27, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


US-Columbia trade deal will boost agricultural exports

In the last Agbiz article, I talked about how the deepening of the port of Savannah would improve our ability to move products grown and made in the United States, specifically the poultry products produced in North Georgia.

April 25, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: 10 tips to save water in your landscape

Water is always a precious commodity and it seems that, in the South, we are only about two to three weeks from a drought. We are getting dry in places, so now is the time to think about how you can save water this summer in the garden.

April 20, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: When to fertilze the lawn

When it comes to common questions asked at the office, the one I hear most often is about lawns and when to fertilize them.

April 13, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Deepening Savannah port is vital to Georgia agriculture

When 1 in 8 U.S. export containers leave the Port of Savannah each year, it takes a lot of coordination to keep everything going smoothly. Recently, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston met with Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to discuss logistics at the port.

April 11, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Dealing with ground bees

The first sign of ground or digger bees in lawns may be strange little mounds of soil with a hole nearby. The ground bees will be flying over this area. Ground bees are solitary bees that dig and nest in the ground. Some types of solitary wasps live like this as well.

April 05, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Follow the Hall County Extension office on Facebook

Everyone is on Facebook these days. It's a great way to communicate to catch up with friends and stay connected with family that is far off.

March 29, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Premium demand can benefit local beef farmers

There is good news for us in the South and Hall County who raise cattle on cow/calf operations. Our cattle typically end up in the Midwest on feedlots, and then end up at the packer for processing.

March 28, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


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Handling the nuisance of webworms and their nests

It has begun. The annual appearance of webbing in trees along the roadways and woods in the county has started.

August 29, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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